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Citi Zēni release new song for 2023 FIBA World Cup

September 10, 2023


Latvian Band Release "Cits Līmenis" In Support of Home Basketball Team

Citi Zēni, the band who represented Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin are back with a new song. The new single “Cits Līmenis” along with a music video have been released in support of the Latvian Basketball Team who are currently competing in the FIBA World Cup hosted by the Philippines, Japan & Indonesia. 

Latvia won the very first edition of the FIBA EuroBasket in 1935. Citi Zēni, along with many other basketball fans in Latvia have high hopes for their team and will be watching closely to see if their country can bring home the FIBA World Cup trophy.

The band’s single “Cits Līmenis” has been released with a new music video too, which incorporates all the band members wearing Latvian Basketball jersey’s and some very special guests. Throughout the video, popular musicians, athletes, actors, TV personalities and politicians from Latvia all appear; symbolizing just how much support the Latvian Basketball Team has back at home. Follow the below link to watch the new song & music video:

Citi Zēni // Cits Līmenis – YouTube


This is the third single from Citi Zēni’s upcoming second studio album, making 2023 the band’s most successful year yet. Competing for Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin in 2022, the band sadly did not advance past the First Semi-Final with their song “Eat Your Salad”. However, since the contest and the platform this has given them, Citi Zēni have gone on to success that they could never have imagined. The only way is up for the Latvian band.

What do you think of Citi Zēni’s new single? Have you been following the band’s success since 2022? Do you think Citi Zēni should return to the Eurovision stage? Let us know in the comments below!

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